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It seems that currently absolute paths are not working correctly. Full
path format as in "D:\...\.." would be very handy too. Also, would it be
possible, as someone mentioned here already, to GET correct
installation path from registry. This is very useful if apps are
installed on different drive than default and the paths are non-default
as well. E.g.
Get this correct path as variable and use it for backup. So we don't have to hard code plug-ins
great app! I've a few suggestions for future versions.
Custom output folder for single files. Currently if multiple files from
different folder but with the same filename are backed up, they get
overwritten and only last one is kept.
2) Backup of single registry key opposed to backing up all keys in "folder"
3) Cancel button in plug-in editor (ESC)
4) Custom selection preset - saving selected apps as a preset which can be later used to instantly select apps in this preset
Partial backup - sections in plug-in file which result in a list of
checkboxes in app selection (maybe new pane between app list and
description). Different sections can be (de)selected e.g. *all*,
"bookmarks", "config", "themes", "addons" as opposed to creating
multiple plug-ins e.g. "Firefox (bookmarks)", Firefox (addons)
Groups - groups with different visible apps in the app list. Similiar
to "personal plug-ins" folder but with multiple groups. Each folder
under personal plug-ins could be considered new group with plug-in
files. This would be redundant and better solution would be to just have
single file for each group with a list of plug-in names included in
Most important example would be group for
"Applications" and a group for "Games". Games would then be separated
with sections for "settings" and "saves". This could be further improved
to things like "backup this saves folder, but only # (e.g. 10) last
7) Backing up only if file is newer/different than backed up file
Really like Clone App and thank you for developing. I have trouble with writing a plugin for PhpStorm as its configuration is located inside folder which contains the program version number. Is it possible to back up folder with name ".PhpStorm*\config" where * is a version number (e.g. 2018.2)? My approach with * doesn't work.
Just downloaded the App from your site (Version: 2.03.203 Last Update: 13.09.2018)
and it doesn't even start!
I run it, it appears in Task Manager for a second (or doesn't at all) and then just disappears. No App window appears on screen. Windows 7x64
If you simply install this app via Chocolatey, then either run the plugin import or even manually download and extract the single plugin offered (product keys from Nirsoft)......it refuses to launch.
My guess is, like the poorly written path code something is hardcoded assuming the app is installed somewhere other than where Chocolatey installs it and therefore renders your plugin path code broken when it calls to "ExternalPlug" path in the plg file.
I'm sorry I usually support free efforts like this however this is just a flat-out DANGEROUS app the way it is written.
Right off the bat when you simply miss including MANUALLY a trailing backslash to the backup path, basic path checking has not even been coded and the app literally BLINDLY appends it's data to whatever the user puts....so if you put C:\Temp all your backup folders are C:\TempAppName, etc. Add in that the basic compression setting (there are alll but a handful of settings this app needs to even handle) the code is backwards so you are enabling the compression settings only when it is UNCHECKED - so as of now it is impossible to actually set the compression levels.
After seeing these two very lazy things that should have NEVER slipped through basic testing combined with at least a dozen totally incomplete apps I personally had and now from also reading these reviews and see that most also experience totally broken restored apps, I'd say this app has a VERY long way to go and you should really open-source it to get some other DEV eyes and hands on it.
A+ for effort as we do need an app like this but a real shame it just doesn't cut it.
CloneApp is a free and portable program for Microsoft Windows devices to back up preferences, settings and other data of supported applications. CloneApp is highly customizable and can a be extended via "plug-ins", plain text files which define exactly which files, folders and Registry keys the program should preserve.
It requires Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.